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How Schools Can Stop Wasting Money on iPads That Eventually Go Missing

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Schools, whether public or private, elementary or secondary, have always had to conduct asset management in some capacity, tracking the locations and numbers of textbooks and other supplies using spreadsheets and manual audits. As the supplies teachers use to instruct students morph into more technologically complex items, will the systems they use to track those items follow suit? Indeed, the ... Read More »

Barcode Labels That Beat the Heat

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Businesses of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly coming to the same realization: Barcodes and barcode labels are incredibly helpful tools, great for keeping inventory and assets organized as part of a larger control system. Amazon uses them to keep track of everything in their massive, chaotic warehouses; small businesses and government agencies use them to record the location ... Read More »

Before a Disaster: 3 Things to Ensure

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You can control your business approach, you can control your business location, you can control the software you use; but there’s one thing you simply cannot control: the weather. Natural disasters can strike at any moment, leaving a business of any size in ruins. Instead of trying to pick up the pieces after the damage is done, being prepared can ... Read More »

6 Kinds of Inventory Control That Work Best

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Properly managing inventory may sound like tedious, draining work, especially when there are so many other seemingly important tasks to tend to, but doing so is key to a business’ financial health. Just take a look at how much care large companies put into its inventory tracking system. Because of their size, these companies can’t take a chance using manual ... Read More »

How IKEA Keeps Track of Their Massive Inventory

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When you’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, offering roughly about 9,500 products and bringing in $36.3 billion in sales, some kind of automated inventory management system is a must. For those who have been to IKEA, it’s impossible not to be in awe of the rows of meticulously stacked flat boxes as high as a person can reach, and ... Read More »

Zebra TC8000 vs. Motorola MC9200

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The Zebra TC8000 is the most talked about device to hit the rugged mobile computer market in the last 20 years. It is everything the MC9200 is (a rugged, purpose-built workhorse) with a “new school” twist. So here we go again, old school vs. new school.  Kind of like your grandparents telling you how they used to walk to school, ... Read More »

The Benefits of the Cloud and Why You Should Switch To It

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We’ve been hearing about the cloud for years, decades even. The first cloud computing concepts first arose back in the 1950s, when academics and workers in large corporations realized how useful accessing the same information from separate terminals would be. The term “cloud” wasn’t coined until the 1990s, and it’s only been over the last decade or so that cloud ... Read More »

The Top 7 Inventory Management Mobile Apps You Should Check Out

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  As a small business owner, you’re going to be on the move. You’re likely helping with outside sales, traveling to trade shows to network, or visiting your other locations. So how do you keep on top of what’s going on with inventory management in your warehouse? Nearly half of small businesses use slow, ineffective manual inventory tracking methods like ... Read More »

What Do Drones Mean For the Future of Warehouses?

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It’s been years since Amazon first publicly floated the idea of using drones to deliver orders to the homes of their customers. We’re likely still years away from drone delivery as common practice. The range of most current drones would limit them to delivering to customers who happened to live near a warehouse, and there are legal obstacles to surmount ... Read More »

The Sleep Revolution And The Inventory Management Revolution

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One of the biggest buzzwords in all of business is efficiency. How can we as individuals work more efficiently? How can the systems and tools we rely at the office help us work more efficiently? How can we work more efficiently as a team? The answers to all these questions are likely different, but they come from a similar place, ... Read More »